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Thousands join famine for Bougainville
MORE THAN 14,000 people in
Canterbury will go without food,
technology or speaking this com-
ing weekend as part of World
Vision s 40 Hour Famine.
This year s famine will raise
money for children living in
extreme poverty in Bougainville,
Papua New Guinea.
40 Hour Famine events in Can-
Oxford Area School and Darfield
High have both held silly hats
Ladbrooks School have held a
craft and food stall after school for
the two days each week over the
three weeks leading up to famine.
They have sold food such as home-
made fudge and nuts and crafts.
Papua New Guinea has one of
the highest maternal and infant
mortality rates in the world -- one
in 15 babies die during childbirth.
Furthermore, 43 per cent of chil-
dren have had their physical or
mental growth stunted due to
The United Nations Human
Development Index (which
measures well-being) ranks PNG
at 157 out of 187 countries. New
Zealand ranks sixth.
Papua New Guinea has pov-
erty indicators as high as some
countries in sub-Saharan Africa,
says World Vision New Zealand
chief executive Chris Clarke. It s
inspiring to see so many Kiwis
taking part in the famine this
year to help a country in our own
Each year more than 120,000
Kiwis take part in the 40 Hour
Famine and raise more than $2
million for children in the develop-
ing world. Kiwi companies One
Square Meal and Just Juice spon-
sor the famine.
Famine weekend will also see
four celebrity teams fight it out to
raise the most money by hosting
public events across the country.
The Edge Nightshow hosts Brad
and Marty are holding Barley
Sugar Hunts in parks in Auck-
land, Wellington and Christ-
church on Saturday, June 8.
TV host Erin Simpson and The
Erin Simpson Show music
reporter Massad are taking a road
trip from Auckland to Wellington
to visit famine events at schools.
FOUR Live s Shannon Ryan
and Tumehe Rongonui are hosting
a public bootcamp, at ASB
Showgrounds on Friday, June 7,
from mid-day until late evening.
Shortland Street's Frankie
Adams and Silver Fern Kayla
Cullen are planning to hold a
celebrity netball game in July.
Junior musicians shine in concert
More flautists wanted
MAKING MUSIC: In concert on Friday
night were, left to right, Louise
Morton, Benjamin Krijgsman, Bianca
Amataiti and Victoria Duff, of the
North Canterbury Academy of Music's
THE CHILDREN of the North
Canterbury Academy of Music s
junior orchestra got their chance
to shine on Friday evening when
they staged a concert in Ran-
giora s Chamber Gallery to cel-
ebrate the end of New Zealand
Music Month. Under the able
baton of orchestral leader
Keeneth Love, they treated
friends and family to Scarborough
Fair, the theme tune to Dr Who
and a catchy piece called Berga-
The orchestra has been going
for two years now, says the acad-
emy s musical director, Jacqueline
Children don t often get many
chances to play in an orchestra.
Even in the academy, we have
always had a number of ensemb-
les, but no larger group where the
young ones can experience playing
The orchestra of nine currently
comprises strings, woodwind and
brass. Jacqueline says they d be
keen to hear from more flautists
and those who play the recorder,
and who would like to be part of
Bianca Amataiti has been
playing the violin for two years,
and says that she really enjoys
playing with musicians her own
And I love how you get all the
different melodies from the differ-
ent instruments, and then they all
come together to make this won-
derful piece of music, she says.
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